GSI finds new deposits of bauxite, manganese, iron ore in Orissa

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New Delhi, Mar 11 (UNI) The public sector Geological Survey of India (GSI) has discovered new deposits of Bauxite, Manganese and Iron Ore in the State of Orissa, Minister of State for Mines Subbarami Reddy told the Lok Sabha today.

In a written reply, he said iron ore had also been discovered in the States of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and Graphite was discovered in Tamil Nadu.

The other major mineral discoveries by GSI were: Gold deposits in Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Karnataka; Base metals (copper, lead, zinc) in the states of Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh; platinum group of metals in Karnataka; limestone deposits in the states of Meghalaya and Tamil Nadu and clay in Kerala, he added.

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